Azure Webinar–Getting Started with Azure Infrastructure

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On Mon, Jan 26 2015 17:00 (UTC) it will be my privilege to present “Getting Started with Azure Infrastructure” on behalf of the PASS Cloud Virtual Chapter In the webinar I’ll cover the basics on getting started with Azure virtual machines. I’ll cover topics such as Machine sizing administration via PowerShell and the GUI Networking […]

Reviewing the New Nokia Lumia 800

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I’m not religious about technology, and certainly not the tech I consume for personal use. Due to my travelling schedule, it HAS to work and be robust. With that in mind, I tend to be rather vocal about choosing technology on merit over brand loyalty. When I was given a Nokia Lumia 800 I was […]

Exchange 2010: Collapsing DAG Networks

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I’d like to call out a superb blog post from Tim McMichael on this topic. To quote Tim, this is a topic, which is commonly misunderstood, and the benefits include the understanding of: Why do you disable the MAPI network from log shipping activities? Remember that if no other network exists in a DAG to […]

The Storage Calculator and Virtualization Support

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v17.2 of the Exchange 2010 Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator was released yesterday with a number of bug fixes, however it’s not the bug fixes that I’d like to call out, it’s the virtualization support added two releases ago in case you missed it.   When designing for virtual workloads the general guidance has been […]

Celebrating a master, Roberts Rules gains recognition

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Having had the privilege of sharing a class with Robert Gillies during my MCM 2010 rotation last year, I wanted to call out a blog entry which mentions Robert Gillies and comments on his writing on the Exchange team blog.   http://blog.mimecast.com/2011/05/robert%e2%80%99s-rules-and-challenging-complexity/   Robert is a consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services, and since he’s been […]

Make Web not War – PHP, WordPress, Joomla and Drupal available for download on Microsoft .com

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That a quote from the bottom of a series of Microsoft Web pages. Interested ? Read on…. Things have been rather interesting over at http://www.microsoft.com/web/, specifically over at www.microsoft.com/web/drupal www.microsoft.com/web/wordpress www.microsoft.com/web/umbraco www.microsoft.com/web/dotnetnuke www.microsoft.com/web/screwturnwiki www.microsoft.com/web/blogengine www.microsoft.com/web/joomla   Each one of these represents a download area to an installer to get any one of these applications downloaded […]

CAS ARRAY Names, Certificates and Load balancers

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This post was originally published on http://itproafrica.com CAS Array’s may be a bit confusing What are they What do you call them? Do CAS Array names need to be included in your certificate names What about load balancers   What are they? A CAS array is a logical Grouping of CAS servers within an AD […]